According to the sorority sister of two victims of the quadruple University of Idaho shooting murder, their last hours seemed to have been ‘eerily normal’ and they were spending time with friends.
Kaylee, 21 years old, her best friend Madison Mogen, also 21, as well as young couple Xana and Ethan Chapin (20), were found stabbed to their deaths in Moscow, Idaho, on November 13.
Madison Moye (21), who was part of the Idaho Chapter of Pi Beta Phi along with Mogen & Kernodle, said that the last time she saw Mogen who, according to police, spent the night out at Idaho’s Corner Club, a popular University venue.
Moye claimed to Fox News She stated that she had been seen laughing with all her friends, and that it was just a normal evening in Moscow.
“Moscow’s a safe city.” This is a rare thing. It didn’t occur to me.
Moye claimed that Mogen was present at the club for the’majority of the night’
Police say that Mogen and Goncalves left their bar at 1.30 am to go to a nearby food truck, before returning to their King Road home at 1.56am on Sunday.
Moye claimed she was a frequent visitor to the home before it became a crime spot, for events or when the girls would “hang out”, and that their deaths had been incredibly difficult.
She said that the Vandal community was close and she felt it had ‘just put a dark cloud over it.’
Madison Mogen (right), 21 and Xana Knodle (20), were members of the Idaho Chapter of Pi Beta Phi together with Madison Moye (21).
Moye (pictured) stated that Mogen was the last time she had seen her. Police said Mogen spent the night with Goncalves at Moscow’s Corner Club, a popular university hotspot.
Moye (back third from the right), said that she will be changing her routine and would like to have pepper spray on campus when students return from Thanksgiving break.
She Fox News reported that Kernodle and Mogen had left the sorority in last semester and she had not seen them as often in recent months.
University of Idaho Pi Beta Phi chapter posted an Instagram photo of the girls last week. It captioned it Mogen and Kernodle as ‘bright young ladies who had amazing futures ahead of their’
‘Maddie, a sweet and passionate soul, was an inspiration to all that she did. She “Shared her brilliance and with others around her,” the post read.
‘Xana, a magnet for positive energie, always radiated that energy into the world.
“We know that other people in our community are hurting. We grieve with them, and we share the burden of their sorrow.”
Moye resides in a home just behind the crime scene. She She claimed she didn’t go to the house on November 13th, when officers arrived to find multiple people inside.
When she was asked about the possibility of the killer passing through her yard, the woman replied, “It’s definitely something I’ve thought of and that’s really frightening.”
She According to her, she and many of her classmates walk to school for class. She also said she used a shortcut that passed through the area behind the victims’ house.
Kaylee (21), Madison Mogen (21), and Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin (pictured below), both 20, were found stabbed to death at their Moscow, Idaho, off-campus rental home on the morning November 13th.
Dylan Mortensen (left) and Bethany Funke (middle) lived in the modest Moscow rental house with fellow University of Idaho students Kernodle (second from left) Goncalves (second from right) and Mogen (right) but survived the attack. They have been exonerated as suspects
Moye stated that she is making changes in her life and plans to have pepper spray with her when students return to classes and campus on Monday.
Two weeks after the murders occurred, crime scene tape remains around the perimeter of this home.
Officials call the attack “targeted,” but have not revealed who was the victim.
Sunday’s announcement by the police revealed that they have received over 488 “digital media submissions” via the FBI portal.
Colonel Kedrick Wills, Idaho State Police, stated that investigators have collected 103 pieces from the crime scene and taken approximately 4,000 photos so far.
He Additionally, investigators had ‘processed over a thousand tips and conducted 151 interviews.
The victims’ families claim that police withheld details to try and catch the killer despite the lengthy and extensive investigation taking place over 16 days.
They claim that they won’t release the profile of the suspect as it could increase fear and suspicion in the college community, already on edge after the grisly murders. Some students have refused to return to class.
Aaron Snell, Idaho State Police Communications Director, said that the potential for fear and suspicion will be greater on a broad range of people than if it is used to refine where we are in our investigation.
“I believe that this will be more relevant.”
“And so, if we only provide information to public, I don’t think that this is going to be wise.
Mogen, Goncalves and others had spent the night before Mogen’s passing at the Corner Club.
Goncalves was found with Mogen on the top floor, while Mogen was sleeping in his bed. Chapin and Kernodle, college lovers, were found in a bedroom on the second floor while survivors Mortensen & Funke were asleep on the first floor.
The victims’ families claimed that police withheld information in an attempt to catch the killer despite a 16-day long investigation. There are no known suspects at this time.
At approximately 1.30am, the pair were caught on camera purchasing a portion of carbonara pasta from Grub Wandering Kitchen – a food truck that offers late night eats on weekends.
Madison and Kaylee were seen parked close to the Moscow branch insurance company State Farm and the outdoor store Hyperspud sports. They then walked away towards what police described as a private party driver, for their last ride home.
This exclusive Dailymail.com footage shows the route in less than five seconds. It passes through the University of Idaho campus, passing the Sigma Chi house to the right where Xana (and Ethan) spent their last night, before turning left onto King Road towards their home.
The drive passes the Moscow Police Department Headquarters, which can be seen to the left as the route turns right onto campus.
According to police, the pair arrived home at 1.45am – at the same time as Ethan and Xana and 45 minutes after their other roommates, Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke, 19, who both miraculously survived the attack.
Less than two hours later, Madison, Kaylee, Xana and Ethan were dead – butchered as they slept by a knife-wielding villain.
According to autopsy results, all four were killed by stab wounds in the chest. Police also stated that the murder weapon was an old military-style knife that has yet to be found.
Officials insist that the quadruple stabbing was a targeted’ attack over the past month. A spokesperson for Idaho State Police, Aaron Snell, told Dailymail.com that all four victims could have been the intended targets.
He While investigators believe they have sufficient evidence to indicate that the killings were targeted and they admit to not being closer to identifying who did it, they still don’t know the identity of the killer.
“We believe that it was a targeted attack, based on what evidence we have and how everything evolved. He stated that they believe this to be true.
Snell declined to name the victim but described the question as a delicate one.
Here, police are seen looking through trash at the local refuse center for evidence. They claim that police have completed the investigation of the crime scene.
The first floor, where the survivors were sleeping, is below grade. It opens onto the gravel parking lot at the rear of the building (pictured).
Officials insisted that the quadruple stabbing attack was a ‘targeted attack’ for the past month.
He He said, “That’s part our ongoing investigation. This is a delicate question. If we can answer that question or are able, we will definitely answer that.
It’s very similar to stalking. It is possible that a stalker could be someone of extreme interest.
“You cannot lay all your cards on the table at once.” We are trying to find all the potential participants.
He Moscow police initially stated that the community was safe from any threat, but the Moscow police later admitted that there is a threat.
“Is there someone out there?” Yes,’ Snell told Dailymail.com.
“Our goal, we believe, is to find and bring justice to that person.”
He said police have now mostly finished investigating the crime scene and revealed that plans to release the scene are underway — but noted that it won’t be released until cops are sure there is nothing left to retrieve.
In the meantime, most of the police work is now being done behind the scenes — with crime lab testing and reports.
“Investigations are extremely difficult. It could take quite some time. But if we have some leads that lead us to a potential suspect and quickly… We don’t try and estimate or speculate on the length of the investigation,’ he told Dailymail.com.
“Obviously, our goal would be to solve this problem in the last week. We don’t have a time frame.
We are getting lots of quality tips. In fact, we have conducted more than 150 interviews. All the information has been received is contributing to that overall picture.
Students are returning to the University of Idaho to pay their respects.
“Since we don’t have any suspect at the moment and we don’t have a gun, it’s hard to find out what actually happened.
‘So, what we have to do is try and build this picture of what occurred on that night, the relationships the four of them had – was there anything suspicious in those, are there any tidbits of information we can draw from that.
“Did anything happen in the evening of that day, was anything unusual that happened to them?” They also observed the movements of the residents.
But despite the difficulties, Snell said he is confident police will eventually unravel the mystery of what happened – and bring the killer to justice.
He said: ‘We have not identified anybody who was involved in this so we for sure do not want to say we think they came through whatever door and did this because once we do that, we start going down a rabbit hole and then all these ancillary facts that might point to something else – then maybe we would miss those.
‘[Investigators] truly are doing a phenomenal job – all the debriefs and stuff we do upstairs, they really are talking about this entire picture.
“They are trying to avoid being pigeonholed in all these theories and motives, because we don’t know what they are at the moment.
“Once they get this picture, I think that we’re going see something.”
He “On TV, it takes an hour and you have a resolution. It is important to provide information in a criminal investigation. If we give it too soon, we can ruin the investigation or the prosecution that we want.
‘That is the ultimate goal – bring justice through prosecution.’
Students are returning from Thanksgiving break on campus and remain nervous as they still have questions.
The school announced that it has increased security for the remainder of the semester. Some students will be able to take classes online or stay at home.
On Wednesday, a candlelight vigil for students who have been killed will be held in various locations across the state.